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The Thomas J. Watson Library, the central library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, acquires, provides access to, and preserves research materials concerning the history of art and related disciplines. The primary mission of the library is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of researchers. Watson Library's collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world.

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The Jewelers' Circular
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The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review (1873–1912) was the leading American trade publication for jewelry, silver, watch and clock businesses. Publication frequency varied but was typically weekly.  Formed through the merger of Jewelers’ Circular (dates unknown) and American Horological Journal (1869–1873), The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review absorbed Jewelers’ Weekly (established in 1887) in 1900 and Jewelers’ Review (established 1887) in 1902.  The publication...
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Sale held at Astor residence
Topics: Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959, Vincent Astor
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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To be sold by order of Mr. Charles Austin Hobbs, Executor, Mr. Frank Gaylord Cook, Attorney --T.p ; Lancour, 4614 ; Lugt, 86471 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Mar. 4-7, 1924 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topic: William Whiting Nolen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by American Art Association; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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Sale code: 3992 ; Cover title includes: sporting prints
Topics: Sturgis, Frank Knight, 1847-1932, Frank Knight Sturgis
883 lots ; Cover title: Important maritime collection, including the collection of James E. Bayles and Fred J. Peters and a selection of ship porcelains from the Trumbull-Prince Collection of Princeton University ; To be sold on the afternoons and evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday January 5 and 6, 1926 --Cover
Topics: Bayles, James E, Peters, F. J, Trumbull-Prince Collection (Princeton University), James E. Bayles,...
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Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Apr. 21-May 5, 1910
Topic: Auction catalogs
Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Apr. 5-7, 1923
Topics: Auction catalogs, George Leary, Jr
Colored mezzotints of George Morland and James Ward original water-color drawings of coaching scenes by Henry Alken and James Pollard --T.p ; Lugt, 68428 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Mar. 16-17, 1910
Topic: Oliver H. P. Belmont
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Lancour, 5225 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: May 12, 1927
Topic: Nugent, Mary W
Viestnik iziashchnykh iskustv
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Viestnik iziashchnykh iskustv was published by the Imperatorskaia Akademiia khudozhestv (Imperial Academy of Arts) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 1883-1890.
Lancour, 4634 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Apr. 1, 1924 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topic: Marion H. Collamer
Fine examples of the work of Buhot, Cameron, Corot, Delff, Haden, Millet, Rembrandt, Van Leyden, the Little Masters, the American etchers, and S. Arlent Edwards and the other famous color mezzotinters --T.p ; Lancour, 3424 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: May 25-26, 1916
Topics: Mrs. Joseph J. Little, Estate of Dr. R. A. Witthaus, Estate of William M. Franklin
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Representative examples gathered during the past fifteen years for the purpose of illustrating a biographical history and check list entitled: Nathaniel Currier, lithographer, colored engravings for the people a varied number of subjects, all pertaining to the life and progress of the American people, and the most desirable prints after the artists employed ; Lancour, 4549 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Dec. 6, 1923 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topic: Fred J. Peters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by American Art Galleries
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Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: May 6-10, 1918
Topics: Auction catalogs, Frederic May
Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Dec. 11-14, 1911
Topics: Auction catalogs, Schaus Art Galleries, Art collections, William Schaus Art Galleries, Hermann...
Lancour, 4940 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Dec. 11, 1925
Topic: Faul, W. D
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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Also a small group of etchings by D. Y. Cameron, Hedley Fitton, Axel H. Haig and others --T.p ; Lancour, 4855 ; Lugt, 88524 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: May 1, 1925 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topic: Charles Smith
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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Among the important prints are: Claude's Le Bouvier, Durham Cathedral by Axel Haig, Moliere, first state, Emma Rasmussen and My Model and My Boat by Andres Zorn, Lady Musters, Lady Hamilton, Ann Bingham by S. Arlent Edwards, Crossing the Brook by W. Say, Lady Taylor by Sydney Wilson and Rembrandt's etchings in exceptional impressions and states ; Lancour, 3237 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Apr. 14-15, 1915
Topics: W. T. Gooch, E. T. Postlethwaite, Estate of Seth Rich
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by Walpole Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
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Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: May 9, 1924
Topics: Auction catalogs, Fred E. Hines
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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Lancour, 3320 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Jan. 26-28, 1916 ; Watson Library copy: partially annotated with names and prices
Topics: Robb R. Ricketts, Moulton & Ricketts
Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Mar. 10, 1914
Topics: Auction catalogs, Dr. C.A. Quincy Norton
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by American Art Association
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Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Mar. 12, 1918; Lancour: 3723
Topics: Auction catalogs, C.W. Lockwood, Mrs. H.W. Jackson, Alfred C. Fuller, William McDonald
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Sale held at Hôtel des Ventes G. Sangiorgi à l'ancienne Galerie Borghese
Topics: Borghese, Paolo, principle, 1845-1920, Paolo Borghese, Prince de Sulmona
Place of sale: Philadelphia; Date of sale: Apr. 13-14, 1904; "Catalogue no. 911"
Topics: Auction catalogs, William S.G. Baker, Dr. Charles Schaffer, Dr. William Adler
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Color prints proofs ; Lancour: 2526 ; Place of sale: Philadelphia ; Date of sale: Dec. 18-19, 1908
Topic: Hon. James T. Mitchell
Lancour: 5567 ; Sale code: 3796 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Dec. 4-6, 1929
Topics: Williams, Max, Max Williams
Lancour, 3170 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Jan. 14-15, 1915
Topic: Henry A. Bateman
Lancour, 4835 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Apr. 15-16, 1925 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topic: Estate of Henry F. De Puy
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Place of sale: New York; Dates of sale: Dec. 6-7, 1922; Rare and valuable Japanese color prints
Topic: Auction catalogs
American silver, including a solid silver tankard made by Samuel Vernon of Newport, R.I. (1700-25), miniatures on ivory, jewel boxes, genuine Sheffield plate, old pewter, copper, carved ivories, Bristol and Nailsea glass, fine oil painting by Philip Wouvermanns, genuine old pieces of Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite and Colonial furniture in old oak, mahogany, English walnut and maple, chairs, tables, four post beds, cellarets, screens, secretary desks, bureaus, dressing cases, knife boxes,...
Title from cover ; Lancour, 2790 ; Lugt, 69927 ; Place of sale: Boston ; Date of sale: May 17-18, 1911
Topic: William Clarence Burrage
Place of sale: Philadelphia; Date of sale: Nov. 4-5, 1915; "His marshals, generals, statesmen and members of his family; portraits of English participants in the wars of Napoleon; battle scenes of the Napoleonic era, including Waterloo; portraits of Louis XVI and his family and scenes in their lives; original water-color and crayon portraits of Napoleon by eminent artists of the time; including ivory miniature of Napoleon by Augustin; caricatures, etc."
Topic: Auction catalogs
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Lancour, 2665 ; Lugt, 68478 ; Place of sale: Boston ; Date of sale: Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1910
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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Etchings by Rembrandt, Dürer, Whistler, Haden, Legros, Lepere, Bone, Cameron, Benson, Lee Hankey the color prints include specimens in the early English & the modern style among the drawings are two fine sketches by Degas & a splendid example by Daumier ; Lancour, 4609 ; Lugt, 86423 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Feb. 26, 1924 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topics: Mr. Eustace Conway, Mr. C. Hartman Kuhn
Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: Sept. 23, 1921
Topics: Auction catalogs, Steel, George H, Potter, George M, Art collections
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by American Art Association; American Art Association
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Lancour: 5336
Topics: Burchard, Anson W, Wickes, Forsythe, Micklewait, C. E., Judge, Anson W. Burchard, Forsythe Wickes,...
Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
Topics: Boland, John, Hèagg, Axel Herman, 1835-1921
Lancour, 3231 ; Lugt, 74940 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Apr. 5, 1915
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Including many fine etchings by Seymour Haden, James McBey, Joseph Pennell, Rembrandt Van Ryn, Marcantoni, Albert Durer, W. Dendy Sadler and other great etchers, many choice engravings by Bartolozzi, Cosway, S. Arlent Edwards, Valentine Green, Clifford R. James, mezzotints after Morland, James Watson and many other distinguished early and late masters of engraving, many fine sporting prints, mostly in color, also a large collection of rare views of Philadelphia, including one of the largest...
Topic: John C. Browne
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by American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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Lancour: 6043 ; Sale code: 4070 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Dec. 7-9, 1933 ; Lehman Library copy: annotated with prices ; Furniture and decorations
Topics: Schiff, Jacob Henry, Mrs, Mrs. Jacob H. Schiff
Place of sale: Fonthill Abbey; Part I of sale was held Sept. 9-20 (LU10510); part II was held Oct. 3-9 (LU10516); part III was held Oct. 23-29 (LU10525); 2103 lots; Magnificent, rare, and valuable library, (of 20,000 volumes) ... which will be sold by auction ... on Tuesday, the 9th of September, 1823, and nine following days; on Friday, the 3rd October, & four following days; on Thursday, 23d of October, 1823, & four following days; At head of title: Valuable library of books, in...
Topics: Auction catalogs, William Beckford
By Rousseau, Daubigny, Corot, Troyon, Pelouse, Decamps, Courbert, Diaz, Bonington, Carlton Wiggins, Carroll Beckwith, Chas, Sprague Pearce, Mr. Wickenden Whistler, Haden, Buhot, Bracquemond, Callot, Claude, Harpignies, Jacque, and others ; Lancour, 2667 ; Lugt, 68481 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Mar. 31-Apr. 1, 1910
Topics: Wickenden, Robert J, Robert J. Wickenden
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by American Art Association; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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Sale code: 4003 ; Fine wall paper and screens; English furniture ; Cover title includes: antique furniture and objets d'art
Topic: Nancy McClelland
N. B. Curtis;Sidney Hall;S. Davis
Including examples of his own dry-points modern etchings by Whistler, Buhot, Haden, Edgar Chahine and others, mostly in signed proof state etchings after W. Dendy Sadler, signed by both etcher and painter color prints portraits and engravings by Edelinck, Nanteuil, Drevet and other masters of engraving of the 17th and 18th centuries, etc. --T.p ; Lancour, 2688 ; Lugt, 68697 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: May 17-19, 1910
Topic: Otto J. Schneider
Including unbound copies of Life of Major Andre, Benedict Arnold, Bancroft's United States, Belknap's New Hampshire, Bradford's Plymouth, Snow's Boston, Aaron Burr, Drake's Middlesex, Eliot's Biographical Dictionary, Frothingham's Siege of Boston, Hutchinson's Massachusetts, Boswell's Life of Johnson, with over 2500 prints Longfellow's Life, with 1483 prints Palfrey's New England, Sargent's Public Men and Events, Smith's Virginia, Life of Whitefield, etc. Including hundreds of rare portraits...
Topic: Alfred S. Manson
Lancour, 4637 ; Lugt, 85547 ; Place of sale: Philadelphia ; Date of sale: Apr. 4, 1924
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Lancour, 5241 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: May 4-5, 1927
Topics: Campbell, Palmer, Waslton, V. M, Eisner, Jerome, Federal Insurance Company of New York
Place of sale: Philadelphia; Date of sale: Oct. 20-21, 1915; 618 lots; "Part I."; "Catalogue no. 1147."
Topic: Auction catalogs
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc
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Lancour: 5371
Topics: Williams, Max -- Art collections, Max Williams
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by Anderson Galleries, Inc; Anderson Galleries, Inc
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American views, rural and farm scenes, Indians and Early West, historic subjects and early ships --T.p ; Lancour, 4817 ; Place of sale: New York ; Date of sale: Mar. 19, 1925 ; Watson Library copy: annotated with prices
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by Kunsthaus Lempertz
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Sale code: 105
Topics: Kemp, Paul, Frau, Frau Wwe. Paul Kemp
Many rare and unpublished plates of [Otto H. Bacher's] work and others inscribed to him by Frank Duveneck, T. M. Wendel, Tobert Blum and the younger group of Bacher's co-workers in Venice fine plates of S. L. Wenban, and Mr. Bacher's collection of items associated with James McNeil Whistler including states of the Venice Plates, the letters from Whistler which were suppressed after the first edition of Bacher's book, With Whistler in Venice lithographs selected by Thomas R. Way, a pencil sketch...
Topic: Otto H. Bacher
Place of sale: New York; Date of sale: March 19-20, 1917
Topics: Auction catalogs, James G. Tylor, Art collections
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by American Art Association; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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Sale code: 4284 ; Majolica, stone sculptures and wood carvings, furniture, wrought iron, books on art
Topics: Macomber, Frank Gair, Armor
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Lancour: 5437
Topic: Armor